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Finance Manager - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #840751       Re-Posted: if you have already applied to this job, please do not re-apply

Position: Finance Manager
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower
Department: Finance - Grand Challenges Canada
Status: Permanent Full-time

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada and we fund innovators in low- and middle income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®.

One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, and with a feminist investment approach, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1000 innovations in more than 80 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1 million lives and improve up to 28 million lives by 2030.

The Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing the financial activities for both the Corporate and Program areas of the organization. The role includes the managing monthly/quarterly/annual financial close process, continuous improvement initiatives, overseeing and compliance with emerging standards, regulatory and funding requirements, assistance in timely preparation of external financial statements, quarterly reporting, accounting/financial memos, ad-hoc projects and the training and developing of staff. The role has a wide ranging number of stakeholders inside and outside of the finance team.

Working closely with the Director of Finance, and Senior Management, the responsibilities of the Finance Manager include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee Programs Finance: innovator budgets, due diligence, process improvements, innovator reporting
• Oversee Corporate Finance: monthly/quarterly/annual close, funder budgets, reporting, invoicing and overview of corporate finances and compliance
• Managing the monthly and quarterly financial close process, including the review of journal entries and reconciliations, balance sheet analytics, assistance in the review of results compared to budget and forecast and coordination and collaboration with other GCC departments.
• Overseeing the month-end financial close process continuous improvements project aimed at improving documentation, timeliness and overall quality of the close.
• Assistance in the review of the quarterly financial statements and related quarterly reports and deliverables (Audit Committee schedules / reports) and main point of contact with the external auditors.
• Troubleshooting and resolving complex issues and problems escalated by staff.
• Recommend and implement policies and procedures to improve or streamline processes in accordance with internal controls.
• Generate financial schedules to assist the management team with the planning and strategic decision-making process and other finance teams on an ad hoc basis.
• Liaise with internal and external professional service providers and funders. Respond to inquiries, information and reports, as requested.
• Lead and/or participate in finance projects, which may include managing the project life cycle and ensuring project goals, timelines and budget are met; or participate as a team member; or guide and support project team members to meet project goals and timelines.
• Plan and assign tasks to finance staff. Lead, motivate and mentor team members.
• Evaluate and complete individual performance evaluations.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by management. Adhere to established policies and procedures.

• Bachelor degree in Finance/Accounting or other undergraduate degree in a related fields
• Member of CPA Canada (Chartered Professional Accountants), CPA Designation
• A minimum of five (5) years of team leadership experience, preferably in the not-for-profit environment
• Independent thought leadership - able to work independently, make timely decisions and drive solutions forward under time pressure.
• Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically and implement solutions at the management level.
• Leadership and communication – excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills, is proactive in identifying issues, seeking solutions and able to build consensus across groups and individuals to implement solutions.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with all levels of employees and management.
• People management and business partnership – able to identify and resolve issues to implement change and efficiency.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

 Posted Date: June 20, 2019                     Closing Date: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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